Het volk van 3D Spotlight heeft een review gebakken van de Abit BF6 mobo. Dit plankje draait op de BX chipset, heeft 6 PCI slots en biedt keuze uit 120 FSB settings. Hieronder wat overclocking resultaten:
If overclocking is an art then Abit makes the drawing board to create the perfect masterpiece. Ever since Abit introduced the BH6 and Intel happened to have the very overclockable Celeron 300; people have known Abit for their great overclocking boards.
The BF6 uses the same voltage tweak that previous motherboards have used. It can set the voltage from 1.3V to 2.1V in .5V increments and 2.2V. The BF6 has the 1/3 and ľ PCI multipliers and also has the 1/1 and Ĺ AGP multipliers.
The AGP multipliers may become a problem for those who wish to use the 133MHz FSB on up. From what Iím hearing, a lot of the new video cards allow you to use high AGP speeds. My GeForce will run on AGP speeds up to 100MHz without problems. My TNT2, on the other hand, refuses to run on AGP speeds above 86MHz.
Now came the time to use the new SoftMenu III on my shiny new Pentium III 450. I began by setting the FSB to 133MHz with my RAM set to CAS/RAS 3. The computer operated fine at 600MHz with the default 2.0 volts.
Next, I set the FSB to 140MHz and was amazed that it was running at a stable 630MHz while still using the default 2.0 volts. Then, I knew I had a lucky CPU on my hand. I set the FSB to 145MHz with 2.0 volts and it ran fine for a while at 653MHz, but then locked up. I then gave it more voltage and it worked perfectly at 653MHz with 2.1 volts.
As of right now, the CPU is running at a completely stable 657MHz with only 2.1 volts. It will run fine at 666MHz with 2.2 volts, but decided against it since I want my CPU to last a long time.
With the new Abit SoftMenu III, I can back down 1 or 2 MHz, and it wonít affect performance much. This shows that the BF6 is a good overclocking board for CPUs originally designed to run on the 100MHz FSB, but for the Celerons with the 66MHz bus speed, tweaking with the new SoftMenu III may be a little harder, since they donít have FSB increments for those lower settings.